- NY Gov. Kathy Hochul called for “no more mass shootings” after an attack at a Brooklyn subway station.
- Officials say multiple people were shot at the 36th Street subway station.
- “No more disrupting lives,” Hochul said at the news conference on Tuesday.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul called for “no more mass shootings” following an attack at a Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday morning.
“No more mass shootings. No more disrupting lives. No more creating heartbreak for people just trying to live their lives as normal New Yorkers,” Hochul said at a news briefing. “It has to end, and it has to end now.”
Hochul added: ‘We’re sick and tired of reading headlines about crime whether it’s mass shootings, the loss of a teenage or a 13-year-old. It has to stop. I’m committing the full resources of our state to fight the surge of crime.”
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Multiple people were shot just before 8:30 am on Tuesday as a train pulled in at the 36th Street subway station in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Officials said the shooting suspect, who has yet to be caught, put on a gas mask, opened a canister that filled the train with smoke, and opened fire inside the car and on the platform.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell described the suspect as a roughly 5-foot-5-inch-tall Black man donning a grey hooded sweatshirt and green construction vest.
A Brooklyn mother — whose daughter attends school nearby — described the area as “hectic” and said there was “smoke everywhere.” Local schools were placed on lockdown ” out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our students,” officials said.
Subway crime is up 70% year to date, and experts previously told Insider that COVID-related hardships and lack of care for New York’s unhoused and mentally-ill residents could be responsible.
A data report from the NYPD also recently revealed a rise in shooting incidents compared to last year during the same time period.